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This sound clip was recorded at the end of April in Ohio.

We often hear these owls hooting in the distance and I finally got a (horrible) recording of one of them. It is very faint, around 8-10 seconds into the sound clip.  

Is it a great horned owl? 

bird-id-help.mp3

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Just now, Melierax said:

That's actually a Mourning Dove. They can sound very similar to owls.

How embarrassing. We are such bird noobs.

So the prey's breakfast sounds like its predator.

thank you for your help!

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6 hours ago, Wendall63 said:

How embarrassing. We are such bird noobs.

Don't worry!  We all started somewhere, even someone like David Sibley or Roger Tory Peterson.  

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14 hours ago, Wendall63 said:

How embarrassing. We are such bird noobs.

So the prey's breakfast sounds like its predator.

thank you for your help!

Don't sweat it.  It's a VERY common mistake.  Doves sound like what we were all told owls sound like when we were growing up, and doves are much easier to hear since they call during the day.

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